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Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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Address: White Springs, FL 32096
Phone Number: 386-397-2733
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Activities: Canoeing, Getting married

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A wonderful park for stepping back in time

Stephen Foster is a hidden jewel, essentially at the intersection of I-75 and I-10. Besides one of my favorite mountain bike trails through a variety of terrain and along the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Neptune Beach, Florida
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Neptune Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stephen Foster is a hidden jewel, essentially at the intersection of I-75 and I-10. Besides one of my favorite mountain bike trails through a variety of terrain and along the Suwannee, the bell tower has a fascinating museum (with a working carillon to listen and learn). The main building is an impressive planation mansion with interesting historical pieces and dioramas.... More 

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Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

It was a special experience to listen to the sweet sounds of familiar Stephen Foster tunes echo through the pines in this lovely setting. There are interesting dioramas and informative exhibits in both the Carillon Tower and the Stephen Foster Museum. We especially enjoyed the collection of antique and historic pianos. The gift shop and the craft areas were interesting,... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Large RV camping spots. Exceptionally clean rest rooms. Beautiful museum. Wish it had been warm enough to kayak the Suwannee River. Launch was very near camp site. Park is definitely one of the top parks in Florida.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We came to see the dioramas and it was very worthwhile. They are works of art with incredible attention to detail and include moving elements and special lighting. The park itself is in a beautiful setting. I wish we'd had more time to explore the park but the visit was worth it just for the dioramas. The park employee we... More 

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Alton Bay, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Arrived with our 5th wheel at 1:30pm to camp for the night before moving on. Glad we made reservations since the last of 45 sites was being taken while we waited to check in. The sites provide water/electric hookups, are clean, easy to maneuver in/out of & cost under $25 per nite. The beautiful museum depicting scenes of Stephen Foster's... More 

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Carrollton, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is a really good state park. The Museum is very good and there is a lot else going on with various activities through the year. The campground is very good with large spaces, well spaced. The bathhouses are very clean and completely functional. Near I-75 and will make a great trip break if you don't want to stay.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I've lived in Florida most of my life and had since now missed this gem. A visit to Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center States Park is a trip worth taking. I was there for the celebration of National Stephen Foster Day on January 11th. When the performance on the Stephen Foster Carillon was played I can honestly say I got... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
57 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

October 23, 2014 - Two years ago, we enjoyed visiting the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center state Park's museum and carillon. It was such a wonderful experience, we decided to bring our British friends along this time. We arrived at the Park around 9am to first visit the museum. The museum has several dioramas which depect scenes associated with many... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

What a great way to spend the evening! Get there a little early to get a great parking spot. The lights were not the main attraction to me but the little village free popcorn and hot chocolate and making smores around the bonfire were great! It was interesting going all the way down the path to the blacksmith's shoppe and... More 

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Westville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Not only is this one of the most beautiful Florida State Parks (and we have been traveling them for 4 years now) when you are able to get a site during the month of December you are treated to the most spectacular Christmas lights! And, there is a Santa's village where you can meet and mingle with other visitors while... More 

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